Unit Chief for Fiscal Policy Studies(May close any time after 8/31/17)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jul 21, 2017
Closes
Aug 31, 2017
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH USAJOBS or EMAIL- APPLY ONLINE AT www.cbo.gov/careers by close of business 8/31/17 to ensure consideration.

CBO's Macroeconomic Analysis Division seeks a manager to lead its Fiscal Policy Studies Unit, which analyzes the macroeconomic effects of federal fiscal policy and communicates estimates of those effects to the Congress. The unit chief supervises a staff of about eight analysts - most with advanced degrees in economics - and contributes to the divisions management. Key responsibilities include identifying issues in fiscal policy that may require attention and research, providing leadership and direction in that research and in publishing the results, overseeing the development of economic models, and responding to requests from the Congress for information on and analysis of specific topics.

Collectively, CBO has devoted a significant effort to developing a variety of analytical tools for assessing the economic effects of changes in fiscal policies and for analyzing how such macroeconomic feedback affects the federal budget. The units analyses of issues and legislative proposals provide critical, direct input to the Congressional decisionmaking process.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics and at least 7 years of experience (or a masters degree with at least 10 years of experience) in analyzing the economic effects of fiscal and other policies. They must be familiar with state-of-the-art macroeconomic models used for policy analysis, such as general equilibrium and overlapping-generations models. The position requires outstanding leadership, research, and management skills and the ability to manage projects and to motivate and direct a strong professional staff. Solid communication skills are essential, especially the ability to communicate technical material in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing. Candidates must have a deep interest in contributing to the policy debate and the ability to collaborate effectively in a fluid policy environment.

Salary and Benefits
The salary is competitive with positions in the executive branch and will be commensurate with experience, education, and other qualifications. CBO offers excellent benefits and a collegial, respectful work environment.


TRAVEL REQUIRED:
  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Tier One Background Investigation.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics and at least 7 years of experience (or a masters degree with at least 10 years of experience) in analyzing the economic effects of fiscal and other policies. They must be familiar with state-of-the-art macroeconomic models used for policy analysis, such as general equilibrium and overlapping-generations models. The position requires outstanding leadership, research, and management skills and the ability to manage projects and to motivate and direct a strong professional staff. Solid communication skills are essential, especially the ability to communicate technical material in a clear and concise manner both orally and in writing. Candidates must have a deep interest in contributing to the policy debate and the ability to collaborate effectively in a fluid policy environment.

    See Qualifications above

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in economics and at least 7 years of experience (or a masters degree with at least 10 years of experience) in analyzing the economic effects of fiscal and other policies.

    Job filled by alternative hiring process not in the competitive service.

    Other


    DUTIES:

    The unit chief supervises a staff of about eight analystsmost with advanced degrees in economicsand contributes to the divisions management. Key responsibilities include identifying issues in fiscal policy that may require attention and research, providing leadership and direction in that research and in publishing the results, overseeing the development of economic models, and responding to requests from the Congress for information on and analysis of specific topics.